Marcus Morris was raised in Ohio and attended The Columbus College of Art & Design. In addition, he spent six months studying at The Michaelis School of Fine Art at The University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. At age nine, he opened up an issue of Vogue and never looked back. Glossy magazines, travel, fashion, the 20th Century, women with style, and boys with beauty have influenced his aesthetic. His favorite candy is Hot Tamales.